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The longest way to Costa Rica goes around the world!

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In such a case, you might opt to book an eastbound flight, or a series of flights, from Lisbon to Sao Tome and Principe, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda, then Sri Lanka, Thailand, Borneo, PNG, Tahiti, Ecuador, Guyana and finally to Costa Rica…. Add turtle and whale-watching into that picture, and as a background, play some seductive Afro-Portuguese music. Rusizi Tented Camp, Akagera National Park, Rwanda.

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The Storks of Africa

10,000 Birds

Furthermore we have another very special stork-like bird, the regal Shoebill , previously known as the Whale-headed Stork but now placed in its own family. Previously known as the Whale-headed Stork, its scientific name of Balaeniceps rex translates as “King Whalehead”, in reference to its giant whale or shoe-shaped head and bill. Africa has more than its fair share of storks, with 8 of the world’s 19 species gracing the continent.

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